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ambushed girls hope today at inner harbor. boys hope, girls hope helped young people get on the right track but thanks to extreme makeover home edition. cheryl is live in the middle of the action and excitement today. >> reporter: let me tell you the seven girls and the mother just got off the extreme home makeover bus and they headed on stage. let's take a walk and i'll show you what they are doing. those girls are up there on stage and look at the volunteers that turned out today. now what i'm told is that they are going to be told where they're heading for 7 days as the new home is built for them and also i should whisper this, there is going to be a surprise performing coming here any minute to announce where they are heading again for seven days. but joining us live is charlene fitch, she works for boys hope, girls hope and if you could just talk about the excitement of the girls today? >> it's miraculous.
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i love it and the excitement was at a level that was just beyond -- i just thought it was great. the girls loved it and they were so excited. >> reporter: we saw it live on our air at the inner harbor this morning at 9:00. what is this home going to do for the girls who are part of boys hope, girls hope? >> it will do the same thing that the boys home does for them. children who are having problems am -- am demicly and this will help them. >> and the girls are from at- risk homes and they are coming here to live and get a good education, a good foundation. >> correct. some of them are having problems at home and so therefore this is an opportunity but they've been good academically. so this is an opportunity for them to even enhance the academic skills.
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>> reporter: all of the volunteers have a lot to work for this week. share lien fitch, thank you so much. we are going to be here live throughout the night. again, the girls are finding out where they are heading for seven days as the home is built for them and we are told again another surprise here tonight so we'll join you at 11:00 with all of the latest here from northeast baltimore. kelly, back to you. >> and cheryl they're working already. i saw out there earlier in the live shots. they've been working since this afternoon. >> since the announcement this afternoon. as joce told us as 5:00 and she traveled to pennsylvania where the modular home is coming in. so, yeah the volunteers have been out here and are waiting for the modular home to arrive and again seven days of hard work all began today. >> cheryl, thank you for the live report. we'll check back with you tonight at 11:00. and we had another big reveal live just about an hour ago right here on abc 2 news. joce sterman caught up with ty
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pennington who told us that giving back to deserving people never gets old. >> this is pretty phenomenal. not only to do a live surprise and to see the expression when the bus came around the corner and you realize how many families this will impact. it is not only a home away from home but also a place for not just one girl but a vast family will change because of it and as they graduate more girls will come in and more families changed. it's going to be -- it's going to benefit so many people for generations to come so yeah, it's a huge thing and it's awesome. >> and the awesomeness of boys hope, girls hope is being led by christie norbert. abc talked with her best friend who said this isn't just a mission, it's a calling. >> this morning christie norbert got the surprise of her life. [ cheering and applause ] >> reporter: christie runs boys hope, girls hope, a residential
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program for those in baltimore. today she learned the tv show extreme home makeover was going to build the girls a new resident. >> this story is just getting started. we're going to follow it every day. >> reporter: sarah westerville is christie's best friend. >> everybody that meets her falls in love with her. >> reporter: sarah saw the drive in christie early on. >> when she finds something that she gets passionate about, she 100% works at it. she's a very passionate person when it comes to serving others. >> reporter: sarah is a big fan of the tv show as well and knows the impact it can have. >> now everyone across country will know about boys hope and girls hope. so she's changes lives just with this show. >> reporter: sarah's mom watched christie grow up. >> she's a hard worker and probably one of the sincerest people i know and i think it's
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great this is happening for her and for the whole program. >> reporter: christie shared the news first with her bff. >> when she told me, i had to keep it secret for a little while. but i'm just so proud of her and it's very christie. this whole thing is -- it just couldn't happen to a better person. >> reporter: in bel air, tim rutherford, abc 2 news. so baltimore, here is your chance to shine in the national spotlight again. there are so many ways to help the extreme team build a home for boys hope, girls hope. they need plumbers, painters, construction workers and the ability to feed and hydrate the people at the facility. and we've made it easy for you. all you have to do is log on to we have dedicated an entire page to the extreme makeover
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home edition. log on to and become a donor or a volunteer. and not a bad day for the big arrival here in town because temperatures were actually not that bad compared to where they've been. and we're looking cooler tomorrow and much-needed rain on the way. we'll talk about this first. our high temperatures 91 at the inner harbor but down in the 80s out there. 84 was the all -- was the high today in annapolis through the day and take a look right now. frederick still the hot spot at 97. but most of us well into the 80- degree range when is tolerable. cambridge at 79. a couple of showers down on the lower eastern shore but we're watching to the west for maryland's most powerful radar. our showers and storms moving toward cumberland and making their way into baltimore and that will happen into the overnight. hazy and humid. you have a great looking evening in the city. across maryland, annapolis, the central part of the state, again late tonight the showers and storms arrive. we'll talk about that and break
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down the weekend in just minutes. kelly. >> thank you. in other news tonight, police in anne arundel county say teenage girls became prey for one registered sex offender. tonight they are all safe but abc 2 news don harrison reports on how the suspect brought the girls to his home and why this should serve as a warning for every parent. >> reporter: this is the house where james mason iii was arrested early thursday morning in the 1500 block of st. margarets road. mason was charged with several counts, including second-degree rape, perverted practices and contributing to a minor. mason is registered as a violent sex offender with the state of maryland. mason went to dundalk to pick up the girls age 13-15 and brought them back to this house in annapolis. at this house he gave the teenage girls alcohol and marijuana. >> a short time later he took
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one of the girls out and had sex with her and then took her out and had sex with her a second time. >> this is a quiet and secluded neighborhood and the neighbors were shocked when they heard of the events that occurred here. >> the people that used to live in the house baby-sat my kid. >> you never know what is going on in your own backyard. >> reporter: police say mason made contact with one of the girls on myspace a month ago. and officers say this should be a warning to parents of the dangers of communicating with people on the internet. >> your children should not be making contact with unknown individuals on the internet and should not be meeting them at other locations. in st. margarets, don harris on, abc 2 news. >> and mason is being held on $950,000 bond. we'll have much more neighborhood reaction coming up tonight at 11:00. a bizarre chain of events in north baltimore that included a police involved shooting. it happened around 1:00 today
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on 28th street for the ramp for northbound 83. at some point the officers gunfired and shortly afterwards the man lost control of his vehicle and crashed. >> we have some concerns. we have some serious concerns about the nature of the shooting and the circumstances related to it. >> now police say they are not sure if the injuries are a result of the crash or the shots fire and it's not clear why the officer's gunfired. the investigation continues tonight. baltimore county police need your help to find a bank robberment we want you to take a good look at this surveillance image. police say this woman is wanted for five bank robberies in weeks. the most recent is m&t bank. this has been turned over to the fbi due to several robberies in a short period of
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time. if you have any information you're asked to call metro crimestoppers. that's 1-877-lock up. a recall by john and johnson could cost money. it's a follow-up up to the january recall after complaints of a musty or moldy odor. the latest one includes certain types of children's tylenol and as well as benadryl, motrin ib and tylenol pm. and millions of americans suffer from sleep apnea. the dentist, not doctors, are now saying they can help. and before you hit a maryland campground, you want to hear this next story. we have five tips to make sure your family has the most fun this summer. and the teens of girls hope will soon be living in a new home thanks to the extreme makeover home edition team. what you're looking at now will be totally different in a few
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in tonight's health alert, an estimated 18 million people in the u.s. suffer from a condition called sleep apnea. and now a new treatment option is gaining popularity. chuck roberts reported in today's health minute. >> reporter: chris marg is the father of three young boys. he's always busy with something. >> football, baseball, nonstop fighting, playing, refereeing. >> reporter: almost two years ago chris was diagnosed with obstructive sleep apnea, including snoring, fatigue and gasping for air. it is created with c pap mean which stands and with masks -- and with masks some are not
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comfortable. chris then turned to an oral appliance. >> the device works by bringing the lower jaw forward and it brings the tongue with it and so when you sleep the jaw or the tongue does not fall back, allowing you to breathe comfortable. >> reporter: a physician can decide if the appliance is right for you. >> the c pap was the gold standard of care. it was very effective in providing therapy. the only problem is compliance. >> it helped him return to his active life. for today's health minute. i'm chuck roberts. a report about the oil spill disaster. the pan supervising the government operation in the gulf said a new cap on the blown-out well could be replaced by monday. and if it works, the massive pollution of gulf waters could all be halted for the first time since april 20th. that would still leave tens of millions of gallons to clean up. and it's time to enjoy the great outdoors. maryland offers a an of
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campgrounds and tonight we have reminders for a more enjoyable stay. first make sure you pick the site best for you and your family. for example, are you more interested in being closer to nature or having more amenities? before you leave, double-check all of the essentials like food and blankets and of course the ever important bug spray. third tip, respect the land. if you take trash in, take it back out. and if you bring the kids, pack things just for them. >> it's really important for them to feel safe, secure. they need to know that they are okay, that they have water, they've got everything that they need and that they are not going to get lost and then absolutely know your child. >> our fifth camping tip is the most important, have fun. maryland campgrounds have so many diverse features there is something for everyone, from boaters to hikers and from kids to the history buff. and if you would like more information about campsites that are fancy or rustic or kid friendly, go to our website at
6:17 pm for a link to maryland campgrounds. well all of you true foodies out there, get your pallet ready because the mason- dixon faster chef -- master chef tournament has rolled into baltimore. you can expect to smell the top chefs. it began in may and runs through september 13th. the winner will receive a trip to las vegas and a wisconsin cheese-making experience. on tuesday july 13th several chefs will compete and serve a four-course meal to patrons. a wisconsin cheese-making experience. that just sounds -- >> tasty. >> very flavorful. kelly we have a good looking day tomorrow in terms of temperature.
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it will be sunny. we have some good chance of rain but we need the rain so it's hard to complain. the lawns are turning brown on us. we need the rain in here. let's take a look in the harbor. and we have a pretty warm night going on but at least we're out of the 90s right now. nice looking night out there. take a little sail, why not. 88 degrees. humidity at 54%. winds southeast at 9. and as we look at our weather net camera imagery across maryland today, first we'll show you the inner harbor, interesting. cumulus clouds and no chance of rain until later this evening. skies clearing off later tonight. but look at this wild sky over the chesapeake. down in southern maryland storms trying to make their way across from east to west but at the moment we have clearing. and one last check down toward the d.c. area, off to the west we're beginning to see a little more of a developing sky. but it's way off to the west right now, out in far western maryland. so our temperatures now, upper
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80s to 90. 90 down in dulles. 88 -- 87 in york. humidity high. there is no doubt about that. the dew point approaches 70 or goes abop 70 as it is here on delmarva. it's getting steamy out there. and 69 in baltimore nothing to sneeze at either. and heat index up around 93 to 95 and that's the humidity making its presence felt. and just a couple of showers nairing up -- flaring up down south. and we're watching out here in western maryland, pretty big storms through cumberland, down through the cumberland gap into far northern virginia and parts of west virginia getting hit. for the west of the evening you are fine here. we are looking clear. i think it's a slow-moving system that is coming in out of the west for us and you can see the motion here. that is 3 hours worth of movement. very slow movement in fact. and as we take a look further out you can see once this get in heres it should provide us with much-needed rain around
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here. at least on an on and off scattered shower basis overnight as it comes in with the cool front and then tomorrow holding us down in the 80s and providing some on and off showers too and a relatively cloudy sky. still a storm churning off the carolinas not going to have much of an impact after this evening. and in fact the forecast model shows the best chance for rain overnight into about midday tomorrow. and seeing this clearing late day and late afternoon on saturday as the system pushes further and further east so. your rain chance will go down through the day tomorrow. but earlier on a good chance of rain. the showers and low 80s tomorrow for the most of us. that's outstanding. and then on sunday when the sun comes back we're back in the 90s. so overnight 74, late showers. tomorrow through the day, 84. not bad, huh? that will feel great. but the chance for on and off showers throughout the day, not a steady rain but hit and miss showers through the day. 67 tomorrow night and cooler with late clearing. 67 tomorrow night. it sounds great. we do heat it back up on sunday
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as the sunshine comes back. but the humidity should be lower sunday into monday until we get into the tuesday time frame. kelly. >> thanks a lot, wyatt. well don't forget about the world cup finals coming up on sunday. you can see the game at the free viewing festival in the inner harbor this weekend. abc 2 and a water front partnership and asg sports have teamed up to throw a party. it kicks off at 10:00 a.m. and until 6:00 p.m. you can see the game between the netherlands and spain on a huge 16-foot by 9-foot high definition screen or you can see it right from the convenience of your home right here on abc 2. well the extreme makeover home edition team has baltimore all abuzz tonight. and if you want to help boys hope, girls hope, log on to our website at to learn how you can get involved. right now things are looking really nice down at the inner
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21 and the s&p 500 up over 7. coming up tonight at 11:00, last night we told you about the reusable shopping bags and how germs can build up in them if you don't wash them after each use. log on to our website right now, and vote on our poll. do you wash out your bags every time. we'll have results. and you saw the big surprise, now the real work begins. we have team coverage from ground zero of the extreme makeover home edition where the work is already underway. you can go out and volunteer. i think you can get your hands dirty. >> and it's a great cause and a good thing and they had a good arrival today. we'll see some rain around here tomorrow and even overnight tonight but the rest of the evening is great for everybody. quick check of the maryland's most powerful radar, you can see the showers and storms working their way through cumberland and will push in late tonight and through baltimore. but tomorrow a generally cloudy
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day with on and off showers through early afternoon. so be ready for that. and the outlook for the rest of the week, we do dry it out sunday. so a good-looking day for the second half of the weekend. >> and the bicycle 5 k is on sunday. we have to have good weather. >> we need it. >> that's it for us. we're back at 11:00. ♪
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